Infinix, the transsion based company launched the Infinix Hot 8 way back in September in Nigeria. The smartphone was created to target the budget section. We all know that Infinix hardly give out an update but it seems they have improved now. The company has sent out an Over-the-Air (OTA) update for Infinix Hot 8. The update brings December Android security patch and Google GMS package. When the smartphone was launched, it runs on XOS 5.0 but with this new update, it upgrades it to XOS 5.5.
Some of the features that XOS 5.5 comes with is Social Turbo, new gestures, and Game Assistant, amongst others. Social Turbo is a WhatsApp assistant with some interesting features. Some of the features includes WhatsApp call recorder, ‘Video Beauty’ to enhance your look and brightness on video calls, a customizable ‘Sticker List’, ‘Peek Mode’ letting you preview conversations without alerting the sender, and a flashlight notification option. It also has a ‘Clean WhatsApp’ feature, letting users wipe out files that are unnecessarily taking up memory space.
The update also brings some new gesture controls such as Answer with a Gesture’ which helps users accept or reject an incoming call without making contact with the phone. The other is ‘Smart Screen Lifting’, where the screen automatically lights up when the device is picked up and the light goes off when the device is lowered. It also comes with game assistant feature which helps in a smooth gameplay.
To remind you of the specifications of the Infinix Hot 8, it comes with a triple-camera setup which includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor, 2-megapixel depth sensor and a low light sensor. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter. It features a 6.52-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels along with 2.5D curved glass, 20:9 aspect ratio. It also features a fingerprint sensor at the back and face unlock feature.
The smartphone runs on Android 9.0 Pie based on XOS 5.0 and it is backed by a 5000mAh battery. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor clocked at 2GHz coupled with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. It is backed by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The memory can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card slot.